Author(s): Lian Guey Ler; Philippe Gourbesville
Linked Author(s): Philippe Gourbesville
Keywords: ICT; Implementation Framework; Smart Water Management
Abstract: The objective of smart water management is to achieve water security at all levels (building, city and regional) in a sustainability and self-sufficiency manner, through the use of information technology, monitoring and control technology and the implementation of holistic system of all the processes in water cycle. It also provides the water utilties economic benefits through the reduction of non-revenue water losses through the detection of illegal connections and water theft. According to the characteristics of smart water, we proposed the following overall framework for a smart water city. In the proposed framework, there are seven main components which can be categorized into three main compartments. First is Hardware (Sensors and Sensors Adapters) which deals data acquisition, monitoring, conversion and transmission. The second component is Water Information System (Big Water Data Management and Analysis) which deals with data processing and storage. The third one is Software (Support Services and Applications), which deals with modelling and analytics, real-time monitoring and control system, decision support system and visualization and dissemination of information to stakeholders.